2017 STA Convention
May 5, 2017
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Neuroscience and Satir in the Sand Tray Where Words Can't Reach

Format: Presentation, demonstration, discussion, hands on

 Learning Outcomes: Teachers and counsellors will take away a very powerful, deep and lasting way to reach and help kids make personal changes. Specifically: The Virginia Satir model; the latest in the neuroscience of play, fear, safety, the ah-ha moment, right brain to right brain connection, attachment and transformational change; practical aspects of Madeleine's sand tray model for counsellors and teachers; the use of intuition; the importance of relationship.

 Handouts: Standard powerpoint notes; what to look for in the demonstration; discussion points for after the demonstration. Available for purchase: Copies of the book.

Target Audience

K - 12

What to bring

Nothing needed


Madeleine De Little

Madeleine is a retired Langley school counsellor. Currently in private practice in Fort Langley working with private and Criminal Victim Services children and adults. She uses her model Neuroscience and Satir in the Sand Tray. . She has a book by the same name. She and her partner Jim Edmondson have successfully used the model in schools. Madeleine teaches the model internationally, nationally and locally to therpaists and school counsellors. She plans to complete her Ph. D. on personal growth in counsellor education this summer.

Jim Edmondson

Jim Edmondson is a retired Surrey school counsellor (Dec 2016). He has been successfully using the model at Harold Bishop Elementary for the last two years. He's also been working with Madeleine as her assistant in her teaching of the model internationally, nationally and locally. Hitherto, the focus has been on counselling and therapy. Now, in addition, he has been helping her with a new model for classroom teachers and support staff to use this strategy to reach children they have been having difficulty reaching.

08:30 am - 11:30 am

No Seats Free